A couple of years ago, one of my neighbors had a nasty fire. Every time I would drive by, I saw the devastation and wondered how it might feel to lose everything?
One pleasant summer day, I was out for a roll in my wheelchair. As I went by, more slowly this time than usual, I saw a radiant red contrasted against the charred skeleton of the house.
Upon closer inspection, I saw this beautiful rose, reaching for the sky amidst the rubble.
Although I had driven by hundreds of times, never once had I noticed this brave flower.
Perhaps I think too much, but this suggest a few things to me:
- We all have more to do than we think we can manage. Nonetheless, it is most important to slow down and take in everything around us- you never know what you may find.
- No matter the impossibility of a situation, we must never give up.
- Beauty can be found in the most unexpected of places.
Be well and prosper.